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Pairs to €2,750 and cull cows top out at €2,130 at Castlerea

Castlerea Mart – Cattle Prices – 15-09-2022

According to Brendan Egan, some 600 lots crossed the scales at Castlerea Mart on Thursday, September 15th, 2022.

The mart manager reported that trade was aided by the recent spell of good weather.

He noted that “prices were maintained and in the case of the better-quality stores, improved”.

“The heifer ring witnessed excellent demand with the top-quality stores making up to €3.60/kg, while the heavier lots made up to €1,860.”

“The weanling rings, with increased numbers on offer, saw the top quality bulls make up to €4.06/kg, while heifer weanlings topped out at €4.21/kg.”

“Cows with calves at foot noticed increased demand this week with lots to €2,750. The dry cow rings noticed more store cows on offer this week with the heavier lots to €2,130,” Egan added.

Castlerea Mart 15-09-2022

Dry cow prices:

  • LMX – 775KGS – €1950;
  • LM – 690KGS – €1840;
  • LM – 700KGS – €1830;
  • BBX – 885KGS – €2130;
  • SIM – 905KGS – €2120;
  • FR -715KGS – €1430;
  • HE – 685KGS – €1390;
  • HEX – 730KGS – €1550.
Other categories:
  • Springers ranged from €1080 to €2280;
  • Runners made from €230 to €790 for continental types;
  • Cows with calves at foot made from €1540 to €2750 for a BBX cow and her LMX bull calf at foot.
Weanling heifer prices:
  • CH – 295KGS – €1190;
  • LM – 290KGS – €850;
  • LM – 280KGS – €840;
  • LM – 330KGS – €1010;
  • BBX – 310KGS – €1230;
  • BBX – 370KGS – €1100;
  • BBX – 255KGS – €810;
  • LM – 225KGS – €720;
  • CH – 315KGS – €950.

Weanling bull prices:

  • CHX – 275KGS – €1000;
  • CH – 290KGS – €980;
  • CH – 275KGS – €890;
  • AA – 290KGS – €890;
  • CH – 360KGS – €1500;
  • CH – 355KGS – €1410;
  • LM – 440KGS – €1380;
  • CH – 365KGS – €1300.

Heifer prices:

  • CH – 410KGS – €1480;
  • CH – 420KGS – €1280;
  • LM – 410KGS – €1170;
  • CH – 375KGS – €1150;
  • CH – 485KGS – €1480;
  • LM – 485KGS – €1400;
  • LM – 645KGS – €1860;
  • LM – 605KGS – €1780;
  • CH – 600KGS – €1740;
  • CH – 625KGS – €1740.
Bullock prices

The mart’s bullock sales resumed on Monday (September 12th, 2022) last with over 200 entries on offer. Egan reported that there was an “excellent demand for both stores and heavier lots”.

  • CH – 495KGS – €1510;
  • LM – 465KGS – €1500;
  • CH – 460KGS – €1430;
  • CH – 530KGS – €1720;
  • CH – 585KGS – €1830;
  • AA – 550KGS – €1610;
  • AA – 640KGS – €1630;
  • LM – 765KGS – €2120;
  • LM – 670KGS – €2050;
  • LM – 720KGS – €2110;
  • LM – 660KGS – €1760.

Castlerea Mart information

  • Address: Castlerea Co-operative Livestock Mart, 1 Main St, Demesne, Castlerea, Co. Mayo
  • Contact details: Phone the mart office on (094) 962 0300

Upcoming sales: 

  • Monday, 19th, 2022: Bullock sale
  • Thursday, September 22nd, 2022: Weekly sale of cull cows, heifers, sucklers, calves, runners, and weanlings. Sale commences at 11am.

More mart reports

Read more mart reports – cattle and sheep sales – on That’s Farming

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